Thursday, February 24, 2011
Could Constitutional classifications be changing? Can the executive branch make such a change? This letter from the AG to the Speaker of the House is a great tool for teaching Constitutional classifications (rational basis, heightened scrutiny and strict scrutiny), separation of powers, and political maneuvering. There are also a few noted court cases that may be worth exploring with your students (Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas, and Bowers v. Hardwick).